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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Harlequin Rose card and gift box (by Anne)

Good morning. I am excited to share one of my samples for Lesley’s first TV shows on Hochanda today. I am looking forward to being able to see more fabulous demos from this talented lady. Lesley will be bringing some gorgeous sets of stamps from Chocolate Baroque featuring a romantic theme with gorgeous roses and heartfelt sentiments. Great for creating projects ready for Valentines Day, but also suitable for Weddings and Anniversaries too.

I have used stamps from the Harlequin Rose set to create this card and to decorate a small gift box to match.

How to make:

Trim stamping card to fit the card blank leaving a small border. Stamp the decorative border with Versamark and heat emboss with gold powder.

Open out the box and lay flat. Mine was cut on the Silhouette Cameo, but you could use a die cut or a ready-made plain box. My box measured approx. 20cm square when opened out. Stamp and emboss the box sides with the border stamp.

Colour the card front and box with Distress Ink using a sponge. Colour the border flowers with teal sparkle ink.

Stamp the sentiment onto the card front with Distress Ink. Stamp the mini border with teal ink. Distress the card edges and glue to the card front. I used the edge of my scissors to do this.

Stamp 2 mini tags with the small heart and emboss with gold, emboss along the edges too. Colour with Distress Ink and then with teal pen. Add ribbon and fabric rose and glue in place on the box and card.

Stamp the rose panel in Versafine ink and trim fit on the card front. Ink the card edges with Distress Ink and roughen.

Colour the leaves with teal and clear sparkle pens. Colour the rose with Distress Ink; applying to a palette and picking up colour with a water brush. Brush over the highlights with clear sparkle pen. Attach to the card front with 3D foam.


  1. Wow, such a fabulous card and gift box!!! Great use of this amazing stamp!! Love any detail of both your creation!

  2. Love your opulent embossing, so pretty.

  3. I love this card. I have the beautiful Harlequin Rose set so you have inspired me to get it out and have a play. I am recording Lesley to watch later today. X

  4. Two pretty makes Anne and I love the rose and the pretty border goes beautifully on both creations. Unfortunately I missed the first hour but will try to tune in later and catch up on the first too. So pleased to see CB on Hochanda. x

  5. Beautiful card and box Anne. Thank you for sharing. Was good to watch Choclate Baroque on Hochanda.

  6. Stunning card and box Anne, gorgeous colours and design, your samples were wonderful, loved seeing them on the show, Kate x

  7. So beautiful how you coloured the rose!


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